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The Power of Downstream Data for Sensing Demand

8 August, 2017

POS data helps sense and respond to localized demand. The blue bars represent historic average order demand profiles,...

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The Best Way to Set Inventory Targets?

1 August, 2017

 

Source: Gartner, Cover Considerations—How to Optimize Retail and Consumer Product Inventory Targets, 2017

Gartner’s...

A Path Towards IoT Enabled Service Parts Planning

25 July, 2017

 

Editor's Note:  This week we have a guest post from Bob Ferrari, Managing Director of the Ferrari Consulting and...

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Demand-driven supply chain planning in a push business

18 July, 2017

A question we hear often is “How can I have demand-driven supply chain planning in a push business? Demand-driven seems...

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Avoid “Lost in Translation”. Monetize S&OP to Include Finance.

11 July, 2017

Finance speaks a different language than supply chain. But by monetizing Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), supply chain...

Gartner says “Add S&OP to your Financial Planning”. Here’s Why.

27 June, 2017

“Based on our research, every organization which aligns top-down financial plans with bottom-up demand plans, as part of...

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Gartner's Six Levels of Supply Chain Planning Autonomy

22 June, 2017

Source: Andrew Downard, Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, May 2017

Business is moving fast and there is so much...

Gartner's Five Stages of Supply Chain Planning Technology Maturity

13 June, 2017

In any business or trade you need the right tools for the job, and the supply chain business is no different. At every...

Gartner Study Identifies Supply Chain User Wants and Needs

6 June, 2017

Source: 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Study, Dwight Klappich

The annual Gartner Supply Chain...

Retail Supply Chain Planning Best Practices from Frost & Sullivan

30 May, 2017

Frost & Sullivan has reported its best practices in technology leadership in supply chain management for the Retail and...

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